Social Media

Facebook Lite for Android Review: Made for India

While phone makers are now launching 4G handsets and companies like Airtel and Reliance working towards bringing the networks in India, you might think that there’s no need for apps that minimise data use. The fact of the matter though is that even in a metro like Delhi, 3G access depends greatly on which part of the city you’re in ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Live Video Feature Rolling Out to Users Worldwide: Here’s How it Works

HIGHLIGHTS It will work for users with Instagram version 10 and above The live video feature shows up in Stories It has been rolled out to users globally After releasing it in November and making it available only to users in the US, Instagram has now introduced live broadcasting on Instagram Stories for users worldwide. The Live video feature will ... Read More »

Hugo Barra Is Leaving Xiaomi to Join Facebook’s Oculus Team ‘To Lead All VR Efforts’

HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg announced the move via Facebook Barra announced his departure from Xiaomi earlier this week Zuck says VR and AR ‘will be the next major computing platform’ Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President who said earlier this week he is leaving the Chinese company to head back to the Silicon Valley, is joining Facebook to lead the Oculus ... Read More »

Twitter’s Explore Tab Combines Trends, Moments, Search, and Live Video

HIGHLIGHTS The feature combines trends, Moments, search and live video highlight The intent was to make Twitter more inviting Twitter has been striving to boost its ranks of users and revenue Twitter on Thursday added an “explore” tab aimed at making it easier to find interesting content, the latest move to boost engagement at the one-to-many messaging service. The feature, ... Read More »

Google Allo’s Lucky Chatbot Suggests GIF Images Based on Keywords

Photo Credit: Image via 9To5Google HIGHLIGHTS Users need to type @lucky to call the chat bot The chat bot feature has been rolled out to select users as of now Hangouts version 16.0 update is already available on Google Play Google has been consistent with its updates for its Allo messaging app since its release last year and the search ... Read More »

Facebook Slideshow Feature Slowly Rolling Out to Android App

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook for iOS got it in June last year The company has been testing it on beta for a month Few users on Android aer now seeing this feature After releasing it in June for iOS users, Facebook has now started rolling out the ‘Slideshow’ feature for Android users as well. The company had been testing it in its ... Read More »

Facebook Tunes Trending Topics to Better Deliver News

HIGHLIGHTS Trending topics will include headlines from articles along with sources This was the most requested feature addition The change was intended to surface topics quicker, curb fake news Under pressure to stymie the spread of fake news, Facebook on Wednesday modified its system for showing trending topics. The leading social network said that instead of simply showing a topic, ... Read More »

Facebook News Feed Revamped to Surface More Relevant Videos

Facebook is changing the way it ranks videos that appear on the News Feed so that the videos which are more relevant to you surface on the screen. With this new change, longer videos that people spend time watching may get a boost. “We look at a range of signals when determining which videos to surface to you in the ... Read More »

Facebook Launches NFC-Based Two Factor Authentication Process for Added Security

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has introduced Security Key system in its 2FA process A physical security key can now be added to your account It has also introduced a workaround NFC-login method for its mobile site Facebook on Thursday announced the introduction of a Security Key system for its two-factor authentication method while logging in to the social media site. In this ... Read More »

Skype’s So-Called Free Business Model Drives Revenue

hen you hear the name Skype, what do you think?  Probably: free phone calls. Some thought Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, was nuts when eBay bought Skype back in 2005 for $2.6 Billion.  Analysts questioned what relevance Skype had to eBay’s business.  Many also questioned the business model of a service that was about making free voice calls. It ... Read More »